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Welcome to Lovington ...

The city of Lovington is located in southeast New Mexico.

Lovington is located in Lea County<1> and is the County Seat for Lea County.

The location of Lovington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lovington has a population of 11,493 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lovington.

The community of Lovington is 3,910 feet [1,192 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Lovington is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Lovington lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Lovington (for example, toward Denver City (TX)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Lovington lies within the (575) area code.

Websites for Lovington ...

Official Website:   www.lovington.leaco.net/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lovington.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lovington had an population of 11,493 people. This is an increase of 4.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lovington had a population of 11,009 people (or 17.01% of the total population of Lea County). This makes Lovington the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Lovington represents 0.53% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,009 people, the population of Lovington increased 16.24% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,471 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lovington.

Communities Also Named Lovington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Lovington - they are located in Illinois and Iowa.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lovington.

Communities near Lovington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lovington.

  • Hillburn City (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillburn City
    • Hillburn City lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Lovington and is located in Lea County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillburn City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillburn City
  • Humble City (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humble City
    • Humble City lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Lovington and is located in Lea County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humble City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humble City
  • McDonald (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Air Base City (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Air Base City
    • Air Base City lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Lovington and is located in Lea County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Air Base City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Air Base City
  • Arkansas Junction (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkansas Junction
    • Arkansas Junction lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Lovington and is located in Lea County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas Junction
  • Hobbs (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobbs
    • Hobbs lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Lovington and is located in Lea County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,339 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobbs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hobbs<6>
  • Tatum (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tatum
    • Tatum lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the north of Lovington and is located in Lea County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 829 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tatum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tatum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tatum<6>
  • Monument (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
  • Gladiola (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladiola
    • Gladiola was located 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the northeast of Lovington and is located in Lea County
  • Maljamar (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lovington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lovington.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lovington. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lovington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lovington ...

Looking for more information about Lovington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lovington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lovington.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Lovington

Communities in New Mexico

About Lea County

About New Mexico

The official website for Lovington: www.lovington.leaco.net/

The official website for Lea County: www.leacounty.net/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Lea, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lovington.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lovington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lovington) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lovington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LovingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lovington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9457, Longitude: -103.3505       In this case, the coordinates for Lovington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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